Thomas Gary Sikes

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Jacksonville, FL

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Lieutenant

Lieutenant Sikes was the 2nd Platoon Leader, of C Company, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment (The Professionals), 198th Infantry Brigade, Americal (23rd) Division, United States Army Vietnam. He gave his all in the Quang Ngai province of South Vietnam.

Gary Sikes was kind and loving young man with a great since of humor. He had a tremendous talent as a singer and performer in college musicals, and had a passion for American history.

He died one month after his son was born, and never had a chance to meet him. He would have made a wonderful father, but his son has grown up to be that wonderful and dedicated father to two beautiful daughters. Gary Sikes was a man of honor, integrity, and duty. When called upon to fight for his country he gave the ultimate sacrifice. He will be loved and remembered forever.

Age: 23

Date of Death: December 20, 1968

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